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Senior HR BP Group Functions

Posted 7 March by Whitbread Featured Ended

Senior HR Business Partner – Group Functions

What will you be doing

This is a pivotal role within theHR Team and will hold responsibility for providing a proactive, commercial and strategic HR generalist partnership to the business to drive the people plan for each functional area, with a particular focus on Talent Management, Transformation and change, Management/Skills/Leadership Development and Recruitment, in support of the company’s business objectives and strategic plans.

You will act as an influential and trusted partner with senior stakeholder in shaping the culture and environment for their teams as well as developing and aligning the people plan across key functions. Supporting Whitbread’s overall change agenda, you will take a data led approach to HR interventions, looking for qualitative and quantitative feedback from employees and managers. You will apply external insights to inform best practices, and build HR capability for self and others whilst always considering the bigger picture, observing connections, and draw conclusions about the impact of events and activities on the business. Acting as a talent broker encouraging the transfer of individuals from one part of the organisation to another to obtain specific developmental experience, you will also work with Resourcing and other HR partners to attract, hire and retain a diverse non-management and management workforce capable of providing strong functional expertise, creativity and leadership to each function.  This role also holds responsibility for leading and motivating a small team of HRBP’s and Resourcing Managers.

Why we would like you to apply

With a significant generalist HR background, you have developed strong commercial awareness and business acumen, as well as comprehensive knowledge of HR Projects, Programmes and change initiatives. An influencer at a senior level, you have the confidence to question and challenge the status quo whilst maintaining strong personal values and high levels of integrity. Above all, you have a exceptional communication skill and personal gravitas, and a high level of emotional intelligence.

A bit about us:

At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make everyday experiences special for our customers.

Our core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. This is reflected in our Vision and Values. 


We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.

Our winning teams make every day experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.


Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands: 

Genuine - we really care about customers

Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do

Committed - we work hard for each other

We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!

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